F. Bailey Norwood, Jayson L. Lusk, "Compassion, by the Pound: The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare"
English | 2011-06-09 | ISBN: 0199551162 | 416 pages | PDF | 13 MB
For much of human history, most of the population lived and worked on farms but today, information about livestock is more likely to come from children's books than hands-on experience. When romanticized notions of an agrarian lifestyle meet with the realities of the modern industrial farm, the result is often a plea for a return to antiquated production methods. The result is a brewing controversy between animal activist groups, farmers, and consumers that is currently being played out in ballot boxes, courtrooms, and in the grocery store.